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From the winding scenery of the Canyon en route to Bozeman to the thick forests of West Yellowstone to the rushing waters of the Gallatin River, it’s easy to see why Big Sky, Montana, is so special. Sitting between Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky imparts an immediate sense of calm to all who visit. In these wide open spaces and pristine landscapes, it’s nearly impossible to remember what was stressful yesterday or what’s on the to-do list for tomorrow. It’s a place to rejuvenate, reconnect and recreate. Big Sky vacation rentals allow for full immersion in the local lifestyle and the ease to come and go as you please. There are homes for every traveler’s group size, style and interests – providing a plush place to return after a day playing in your Big Sky backyard.
Big Sky is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and a wildlife wonderland and geologic gem. Drive the park’s loops to experience it all or take a guided tour to hit the highlights. If you’re in Big Sky for a ski vacation, consider the park even in the colder months, when the elusive wolves come out to play. Beyond Yellowstone, Big Sky vacations rentals offer easy access to whitewater rafting, blue-ribbon trout fishing, backcountry hiking, wildlife viewing and epic skiing.
Summer’s long hours of sunlight means more time for horseback riding, fly-fishing on the world-class waterways, golf on an Arnold Palmer-designed course, ziplining above the fir trees and more. Head into town for the Big Sky Big Grass music festival or check out professional bull riding at the Big Sky PBR. Not into whitewater? Kayak the peaceful stretches of the Gallatin or spend the afternoon leisurely floating the river. Go mountain biking on miles of the area’s only lift-served trails.
The colder months beckon skiers and boarders to the Big Sky slopes, as well as anyone who just loves to play in the powdery white fluff. Northern Rocky Mountain snowstorms blanket the 5,850 acres of skiable terrain, with everything from pleasant groomers to superb backcountry descents. Nordic fans have access to more than 85 kilometers of serene trails. And there’s more! Go snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Take a snowcoach tour or a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Try dog sledding – or, slip away to an indulgent spa for a well-deserved wellness retreat.
After a day of invigorating outdoor adventure, locals and visitors alike flock to Big Sky’s fantastic dining and nightlife opportunities. Cuisine here focuses on wild game and locally sourced fruits and vegetables – complemented by craft brews, excellent wine and creative cocktails. Glide to the summit of Andesite Mountain on America’s most technologically advanced lift (with heated seats!) for Alpine-inspired dishes. Dine on hearty and authentic, dry-rubbed barbecue favorites with corn, coleslaw and cornbread on the side. Savor fine-dining favorites with a Big Sky twist – from cedar-plank mushrooms to smoked elk meatballs to pan-seared local trout.
Take full advantage of the outdoor recreation Montana offers with a Big Sky vacation rental with the creature comforts of home, yet the luxury amenities and special touches you deserve when on vacation. Spread out with family and friends in mountain-inspired private homes with river-rock fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the view, balconies and terraces that bring the outdoors in, private hot tubs, game rooms, state-of-the-art entertainment, ski-in/ski-out capabilities and more.